camus stretched taut between misery and history




Poverty was not a calamity for me. It was always balanced by the richness of light… circumstances helped me. To correct a natural indifference I was placed halfway between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn’t everything.

I found in myself an invincible sun.

-from Albert Camus, “De L’Envers et l’endroit”

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